Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Mugiliformes
(Mullets) > Mugilidae
Etymology: Liza: Spanish, liza = grey mullet.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic; potamodromous. Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 12.4, range 12 - 15.5 cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2830); common length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2830)
Asia: Iraq and Pakistan. Reported from the Tigris and Euphrates river system in Turkey (Ref. 35765).
Mainly inhabit freshwaters, but often enters estuaries. Form small schools. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00646 - 0.02455), b=2.92 (2.76 - 3.08), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.30-0.51; tm=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .